CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee has detailed its latest affordable housing plan in its agenda for its Thursday, March 12 meeting, which includes a possible condemnation of an occupied family home on River Road "if a negotiated sale is not possible."
The Township Committee will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in order to go into executive session and discuss the amended plans and litigation before the regular meeting slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Chatham Township Committee will vote on three resolutions to amend its affordable housing plans ahead of the Friday, March 13 court date with Superior Court Judge Michael Gaus for rulings on pending litigation with the Fair Share Housing Center.
Following a two-hour meeting with Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly last Saturday with residents of River Road, Huron Drive and Van Houton Avenue, legal representation to oppose the plan has been obtained by a group calling itself the "River Road Neighborhood Preservation."
Part of the amended plan is to acquire Block 72, Lot 74, which is currently an "occupied single-family dwelling", according to the agenda. "Chatham Township may condemn the required area from Lots 74, 25 and 26, if a negotiated sale is not possible." SEE LINK TO AGENDA BELOW
The agenda for the March 12 Chatham Township Committee meeting can be found HERE.